What you need to know
- YouTube Short showed off a proposed old LG Rollable in action.
- We are able to see how the rolling function works.
- The video also shows how the user interface would have changed when it was introduced.
A new video has appeared about the proposed old LG Rollable (Opens in a new tab). The short video gives us a hands-on demonstration of how the phone will work with our hands if the device is launched.
The video was uploaded as a file short youtube (Opens in a new tab) It shows the phone in action with some interesting parts about its functionality. A foldable phone, in its normal state, will have a toolbar on its right side. While the video is playing, we see the person tap “full” at the top of the bar. This starts the phone’s rotation feature, allowing it to expand like a small tablet. It’s worth noting how the phone’s user interface changes depending on its rolled state. As a regular phone, everything looks the same today. But as it expands, the top status bar and home buttons go down.
LG got a look at this foldable phone for the first time at CES 2021 (Opens in a new tab). It was quite a surprise as this phone was glimpsed with a “unique resizable screen”. At the time, there were rumors that LG would be the first company to produce such a phone. 2021 scenes back about LG’s foldable Android phone (Opens in a new tab) It even displayed it on the Bluetooth SIG certification website.
This video and these old rumors remind us that we are saying goodbye to LG (Opens in a new tab) in the field of smart phones. While it is likely to be an interesting phone broadly in consumer hands, we will only have to deal with scraps of what could have been.